“My favorite part of being a physician is being able to help people better their lives, says Dr. Sikes. “I love the continuity of care that the field of wound care provides. It’s my job to provide my patients with resources, education, and encouragement. It’s a team effort. Those moments of triumph, when we come together and see that the wound is getting better, are truly rewarding.”
Dr. Sikes grew up in South Georgia, and she enjoys the Dalton area because it reminds her of home. She and her husband enjoy caring for animals on their farm.
Dr. Emily Ray is an American Board of Wound Management Certified Wound Specialist and is certified in Wound Healing and Wound Care by the Academy of Physicians. She is also board-certified in Emergency Medicine. She attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in East Lansing, Michigan. She completed her residency training in Emergency Medicine at McLaren Oakland Hospital in Pontiac, Michigan.
Dr. Ray looks at her patients’ “whole picture, including systemic disease, lifestyle, limitations, and their support system to assure that their wound care and hyperbaric therapy is appropriate and effective.”
She believes that wound care is multidisciplinary. “I always include other services and recommend consultations as appropriate. I believe in communication with family members, physicians, nurses, and care management to create a solid plan of care.”
Dr. Ray chose to become a wound care physician because “ wounds cause serious health problems. Wounds, which may sometimes be unassuming, can be life-changing for patients and cause significant mental and physical debility. I enjoy the continuity, building relationships, and educating patients to help them heal and improve their quality of life.”
Dr. Ray is a wife and a mother. She enjoys hiking, biking, and anything outdoors with her family.
Hector M. Dourron, MD, FACS is a board certified vascular surgeon at Hamilton Vascular Center in Dalton and Chatsworth, GA (Hamilton Physician Group – Murray Campus). Hamilton Vascular Center develops treatment plans for those with vascular disease. Treatments include lifestyle changes, medication, and if needed, surgical procedures to repair an aneurysm or restore blood flow.
Call 706.259.3336 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Hector Dourron.
There are approximately 8 million Americans suffering from chronic, hard to heal wounds. Wound related statistics reveal:
More than 2-million suffer from venous ulcers
Over 25-million or 8.3% of the population have diabetes
Almost 27% of Americans over 65 years of age have diabetes
15% of all diabetics will develop a chronic wound in their lifetime
At Hamilton Wound and Hyperbaric Services, we offer these patients the very best wound care in a convenient setting that is close to home. Our team of experts specialize in helping individuals who have wounds that have been difficult to heal on their own or with standard wound treatment. These wounds include, but are not limited to:
Our facility is staffed by a highly trained team of medical professionals that specialize in wound care and hyperbaric medicine. We work closely with specialists in internal medicine, surgery, endocrinology, infectious disease, podiatry, diabetes education, nutritional services, laboratory services, lymphedema specialist, home health care, and radiologists using a comprehensive, multispecialty approach to speed the healing process.
Please bring all your prescription and over-the-counter medications with you to your visit
Please bring a copy of your insurance cards and a photo ID
Please bring a copy of your medical record or be prepared to provide information about your health history.
Hamilton Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center
Medical Arts Building 1109 Burleyson Road Suite 102 Dalton, GA 30720 Phone: 706.272.6596 MAP
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